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Judy, a Nigerian start-up with six others to get $700,000

Judy is a Nigerian Startup presently using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower lawyers in Africa, and the startup is set to receive $700,000 to boost their operations. Joining Judy will be six other companies.

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a tech incubator with offices in Lagos and Ghana will give the funds to the startups. The startups were picked based on the various technological solutions they are providing on the African continent. For example, we have a fintech platforms for small business, an on-demand storage marketplace, a cargo booking platform and a technical recruitment service for programmers.

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MEST Managing Director, Aaron Fu listed the startups, and they are,

Judy – is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower lawyers in Africa

Nvoicia – which will use machine learning to unlock liquidity for SMEs via accessible and consistently assessed invoice discounting.

Jumeni – a Ghana waste management company.

Truckr – launched a platform to boost land freight ecosystem in Africa.

CodeIn – that has provided an end-to-end testing and hiring platform, for freelance software developers in Africa.

ShareHouse,  in Kenya – supporting digitalization of warehouses business for SMEs to take advantage.

Bace – developed identity verification technology.

Other startups will also receive funding from MEST. They are the 17 startups from its 2018 cohorts who recently graduated. They were selected from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, and Zimbabwe. These startups will receive $100,000 from MEST.